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Great Maple
Great Maple

Great Maple Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegreatmaple.com
  • Phone: (619) 255-2282
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast
    Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am
    Lunch
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch
    Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European
  • Executive Chef: Carmine Lopez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Speak to General Manager it based on a case by case basis.
  • Entertainment: Food Boards run through the room... Yes. Cool

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cleveland
  • Public Transit: Bus stop right in front and Hillcrest trolly stop near by.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a parking lot and local street parking.
A word from Great Maple
We Serve Dinner, Lunch, Brunch and Weekday Breakfast. We are a "European Dinette" featuring seasonal fare, fresh house made pies, and local produce cocktails. We have a full bar and a social wine list. Outdoor dining, counter bar, food bar, and full room dining. Cocktail cart for special cocktails and tostas delivered on a 7 foot board. CheersContinued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Everything was perfect! Food, service is awesome! Will definetely come back"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Wonderful addition to San Diego dining. New twists on old favorites and interesting new additions. Love the vibe!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Boy am I glad that we made a reservation. If we hadn't the wait was over 1 1/2 hours. If we had to wait that long, I think we wouldn't have been able to enjoy our brunch. Luckily we were able to eat right away. There was a great selection of food choices on the menu. It gave us all something different to eat. I wish they had bottomless mimosa's. One major negative is there's only one women's restroom and one men's so you might be in line in the hallway waiting. The restroom is really large so they could make two stalls if possible. Our server was attentive, polite, and spot on."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Brunch is super cracking. Total 180 for dinner service. Bacon maple donuts should be on everyone's want list. Also feel like their breakfast dishes are better than their dinner dishes."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "My wife and I love this place. All the servers are genuinely nice people and the food is great. We took guests from out of town here and they loved it."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Each time I walk Into the Great Maple I know I'm in for a spectacular meal. This is comfort food with the volume turned up. For instance their "Panchetta Parmesan Polenta" is comfort food at it's best. They have a unique menu that will not disappoint."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "The food and service were worth the small wait. We were going to pass on the donut but decided to try it. It was fantastic! A must experience! The scramble was also very good. Now I get why this place is popular!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Amazing food! My favorites: the doughnuts and the scarmble melts."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Ambiance and food were outstanding. Service was pretty slow and the atmosphere was pretty loud, we pretty much had to yell across the table at each other. (But then again, it was Sunday during brunch so it was packed)"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Disappointing experience. While the food was good (especially the maple bacon donuts), the service was very slow and we rarely saw our waiter. We also had a reservation, but still had to wait 15 minutes and did not get a table outside as requested. Instead we go a tiny table behind the hostess stand. The quality of the food does not make up for the lack of service , probably won’t be back."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Try to make reservations otherwise you could be waiting in line for awhile. Good service and food - our party shared chilaquiles, pb silver dollar pancakes, maple bacon donuts, brisket popover, beignets and a flatbread. A good sampling of everything but I think next time I'll try something on my own to enjoy the full plate - I just had bits and pieces of everything so I really couldn't devour any one thing. Overall, pretty good. It was warm in there too - we were all glistening - lol - but I'm sure it's not a problem in the cooler seasons."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We recently celebrated a birthday at dinner at Great Maple. Great food as usual, and our server was wonderful. Really funny and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks. Would not hesitate to go back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This restaurant is one that I plan to visit again and again. Wow! My family and I were here for a celebration and found the menu and service to be amazing! We only wish there were more seating and a way for better acoustics to reduce the noise level... it was too loud the entire time. As well, there is very limited parking. Otherwise, what a great neighborhood place!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "My husband and I have been here many times, and invited our friends and 2 kids (6 mos. and 3 yrs.) to join us for brunch last Saturday. Great Maple was very accommodating and we had a great corner table outside with plenty of room for the stroller. Crayons and a paper menu for the little one to stay entertained. Delicious food. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating of our somewhat slow-to-get-it-all-together party (hard to do with 2 kids and parents eating in shifts while trying to keep a baby from meltdown status!). We had a great time and all thoroughly enjoyed our meal selections. We'll always come back here... every meal has been phenomenal. Thanks again Great Maple!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "It's true! Maple bacon donuts are amazing! I admit, I was reluctant, but thus was my second visit and I'll be back. The scrambles are innovative and oh so tasty. This place is hopping, so we were grateful to have reservations. Even though they are incredibly busy, the service both times was warm and friendly. And we never felt rushed. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I only give this place 4 stars mainly because our server wasn't a great server at all. She seemed awkward unfriendly and unwilling to help us out. I never usually write reviews, but once we left our servers attitude left an impression on us and felt like I needed to. Other than that the food was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I'm a frequent visitor to this restaurant and it never disappoints. You can always count on good food, great service, and a reasonable price!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Brought a group of five, out-of-town friends and a baby for an early dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal and tried something new! Some menu items (ingredients) required Googling but the server was knowledgeable and helpful. They even made steamed veggies for the baby. Disappointed that the tasting boards didn't make an appearance at all during the time we we're there. Maybe it only happens after 7?"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "While I did enjoy some of my food's taste, the amount of fish on my sandwich was skimpy at best and definitely overpriced at $16 likewise for the great portobello mushroom fries at $12 for 6 of them. $2 per fry?!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "No maple, even the "maple syrup" wasn't maple. Disappointed :("
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I've been here several times and have always had a great experience. On this occasion, I had family in from out of the country and wanted to show them a little something about the food culture here in San Diego. They were all extremely impressed as I knew they would be!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "First visit was for breakfast. My husband loved his dollar pancakes and bacon side. The brioche part of my brioche french toast was delicious, but was floating in a lake of smoky maple syrup and studded with syrup-laden bacon pieces that had lost their crispness due to the sticky coating. Way too sweet for me and would not order again. That said, we will definitely return for both breakfast and lunch (or brunch, as the restaurant appears to make no time distinction and both share the same menu). Atmosphere is friendly, booths and are tables spaciously arranged, and reservations can be made 7 days a week during any time frame, which is a real plus for a popular place. Eager to try dinner and the restaurant's daily pie special, too."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Amazing food and very, very good service. I had to get the maple bacon donuts and they did not disappoint-they were amazing. All of our food was fantastic and the service was great. Overall, a fantastic night that did not disappoint. One note.....a touch pricy-more than we expected to pay."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Delicious turkey burger! The favors were amazing! Others ordered Cobb salad which was beautiful and delicious, as well as a simple green salad grilled chicken that also got rave reviews. One person at our table just wanted a basic "egg and bacon" breakfast and that, too, was cooked to perfection! The presentation of all dishes was very pleasing to the eye. I will definitely return for another meal!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This is the place to go if you like bacon. The best bacon maple doughnuts ever."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Very impressed! What an awesome place for brunch! This was my first time and I will be going back. I would recommend making a reservation through Open Table. If you don’t expect to wait! They do provide free coffee while you wait. I order the Shrimp and Polenta and my friend ordered the Smoked Bacon Scramble Melt; food presentation was beautiful but tasted even better! Highly recommend Great Maple!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Glad we booked a reservation to celebrate a birthday breakfast. Got seated right away at a patio table (although parking was a little challenging.) It was hard for the four of us to choose what to eat because there were lots of sweet and savory options! Something for everyone whether you are limited to "healthy" options or want to go for it and calories are not an issue. Everything was delicious from the coffee to the Honey Buckwheat and Blackberry pancakes to the egg whites served with grilled bread and avocado. Excellent service in spite of being a very busy Sunday morning."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "...this place is amazing. This was our 3rd trip for brunch...it has not let us down...at all! I have now had a decent sampling of the menu and have been pleased across the board...my emerging favorite, other than the maple bacon doghnuts, is the Pigs in a Blanket!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food was delicious, great service, recommend reservations it was mildly crowded when we arrived but very crowded when we left."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "OMG - I don't eat donuts that often and felt I HAD to get their signature maple donut (breakfast appetizer) - I can't stop thinking about how decadent and hot and delicious. Then breakfast came - the food here is gourmet - unique - special! And, did I mention the coffee? Fabulous. It was my first visit and I can't wait to go back - Reservations recommended!!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Wow! Excellent & lived up to the hype! Fantastic service & the staff was very attentive & friendly. My new hangout..."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is the second time I've been to Great Maple with a large group and it has been a pleasure to dine with them. I highly recommend reservations, especially for a large group during the prime times (I've only gone for brunch and dinner). The wait staff was very prommpt and courteous and quick to accommodate a large group. The food and beverage selections were fantastic and had options for even the pickiest of eaters. Parking can be a challenge, so arrive with some time to spare. Overall, a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This was our first time eating at Great Maple. We started with the Manila clams and pork belly and could not get enough! The clams were perfectly steamed and the pork belly was house smoked and cooked to perfection. We mopped up the broth with bread and just about licked the plate. My husband ordered the fish and chips. It was real cod, batter fried, and served with delicate chips. He thought it was one of the better fish and chips plate he's had in a long time. I had the lobster and French fries casserole with truffle oil. It was yummy although I would have liked fewer fries and more lobster (willing to pay more), but it was wonderful just the same with just enough truffle oil to flavor and not overwhelm. Will hopefully return soon!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "What a brilliant venue and the food/cocktails truly brilliant."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Great staff, professional and friendly, and the food never disappoints!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "DUDE THE BACON MAPLE DOUGHNUTS, CHILEQUILES WERE ON POINT! THE BLT WAS AMAZING.... SO HAPPY"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I eat at GM every time I'm in SD. It is so yummy! The service is always great and it has a great hip vibe."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We called to change our reservation time, giving them only an hour to accommodate us. They were extremely nice and gave us excellent service. This is a place that has been open under various ownership for decades and it is always busy. Parking is difficult and you may not get a spot in their lot. There is street parking and the DMV office a block away has a large lot."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great Maple was recommended to my by a foodie friend and was she ever right! I brought 7 other LA based event producers here for brunch and we love it all. The service was great, the menu was interesting but not too crazy. Fun breakfast cocktails and a wonderful presentation for their maple bacon doughnuts. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "One of the best overall meals we have had in a long time. Popovers were awesome. Lamb chops perfectly cooked. Super tender scallops and a strawberry salad that was amazing! Leave room for dessert! Raspberry peach pie and marscapone cheesecake were fantastic! The ambiance is nice but a bit loud. But, after a drink and some appetizers, we were loudly proclaiming our love for this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/25/2014